Mishpatim (Exodus 21:1-24:18)
21:1 What does “And these are the judgements” imply?
Why is this parasha immediately after the preceding verses that speak of the Altar?
What does “that you shall place” mean?
What does the Hebrew word “lifnayhem” (before them) imply?
21:2 Who is the Hebrew servant purchased from? How do we know?
What caused him to be sold?
21:3 What does “he shall go out alone” tell us?
What does “if he is the husband of a woman” allude to?
What does “his wife shall go out with him” tell us?
21:4 What right does the master have from this verse?
21:5 Which “wife” is referenced to in this verse?
When can the master assign a Hebrew servant a slavewoman?
21:6 Why does the Torah say “to the door or to the doorpost”?
Which ear is bored?
Why is an ear bored?
What does “forever” refer to?
21:7 What is this verse discussing?
What do “the slaves” refer to?
What are the three ways that she goes free?
21:8 In what way was she displeasing?
What is this verse hinting about?
What does “he shall have her redeemed” mean?
Who does “strange people” refer to?
What does this verse teach us? (Two interpretations)
Who does “he shall not have authority” refer to?
What two ways was she betrayed and by whom?
21:9 What does this verse teach us?
What is “the law of the young woman”?
21:10 Whose items will not be decreased?
What does “her time” mean?
21:12 What does this verse imply?
What about if a woman is struck?
21:13 What does “and G-d brought about to his hand” mean?
Who is “for you” referring to?
What place to which to flee?
21:14 What does “against his fellow” imply?
What does “to kill him with guile” imply?
What does “from My Altar” mean?
21:15 What type of striking is subject to the death penalty?
How should he be put to death?
21:17 How should he be put to death?
When does the prohibition against cursing one’s parents apply?
21:18 Why is this verse stated?
21:19 What does this verse teach us?
What does “sitting idle” mean?
What does “he shall heal” mean?
21:20 Who is this verse speaking of?
What rod is the verse speaking about?
What does “he shall surely be avenged” refer to?
21:21 What does “ a day or two days” refer to?
What if it was someone other than the master who struck him?
21:22 How is he penalized?
21:24 What do all of the injuries listed have in common?
21:25 What is this verse talking about?
21:26 Who is this verse referring to?
21:27 What does this verse teach us?
21:28 Why does the verse state “ox”?
What else does “ox” include?
Why does the Torah state “and its flesh shall not be eaten”?
21:29 What animal is this verse dealing with?
How shall the owner die?
21:30 What is the meaning of this verse?
21:31 Why is there no ransom paid if an ox gores a boy or a girl?
21:32 What nationality of slaves is this verse referring to? How do we know?
21:33 Why is “or when a man will dig a pit” stated?
Is this verse restricted to an ox or a donkey?
21:34 Why is the owner of the pit liable?
What does “he shall return money” mean?
Who does the word “his” refer to?
21:35 What is included in the word “push”?
21:36 Who does the dead body belong to?
22:1 When does this law apply?
What does “there is no blood for him” mean?
What does this verse teach us about killing a yhief?
22:2 What does “if the sun shone upon him” mean?
What does “he has blood” mean?
Who does “he shall pay” refer to?
22:3 What does “in his hand” mean?
22:4 What two kinds of damages does this verse refer to?
What does this verse teach us?
22:5 What is this verse telling us about an igniter of fire?
22:8 What does “for any sinful word” mean?
22:12 How should he bring testimony?
What torn animal does he pay for and what torn animals does he not pay for?
22:15 What does “marriage price” mean?
22:16 What is the amount of the “marriage price of the maidens”?
22:17 How shall the sorceress die?
Why are only females mentioned?
22:18 How shall one be put to death?
22:19 What about other forms of idol worship?
22:20 What does “abuse” refer to?
What form of oppression is this verse speaking of?
22:22 Why do all of the verbs in this verse appear in the emphatic double form?
22:23 What does widows and orphans mean?
22:24 What does “my people” tell us?
How is interest like the bite of a snake?
Does the transgression against interest apply also to the borrower?
How does this apply in modern times?
22:25 What type of garment is this verse referring to?
22:26 What does “covering” refer to?
What does “garment” refer to?
What does “in what will he lie down” refer to?
22:28 What does “fullness-offering” refer to?
What does “you shall not delay” mean?
Why is “the firstborn of your sons” mentioned here?
23:1 What does this verse have to do with the actions of a judge?
23:2 What judicial policies are derived from this verse?
What type of judicial cases does this verse speak of?
23:3 What does “you shall not glorify a destitute person” mean?
23:7 What does “distance yourself” mean?
23:11 What does this verse teach us about tithing? How do we know?
23:12 What type of slave does this verse refer to?
What do the ox and the mule represent?
23:13 What does this verse have to do with forming partnerships with non-Jews?
23:16 What is the festival of the harvest?
What is the festival of the bringing in?
23:21 What angel is this verse referring to?
23:24 What does “standing stones” refer to?
23:26 What is the definition of a “woman who loses her young”?
23:27 What does “turn the back of the neck to you” mean?
23:28 What is a “tzirah”? How would it drive away the other peoples?
23:32 What is the name of the River?
24:1 When was this verse said?
24:3 What commands is this verse referring to?
What laws is this verse referring to?
24:4 What did Moses write?
What day is this verse referring to?
24:5 Which youths did Moses send?
24:6 Who divided the blood in half?
How many basins?
What did our Rabbi’s learn from this verse?
24:7 What comprised the Book of the Covenant?
24:10 Why didn’t they die immediately when they saw G-d?
Did they see G-d?
Why a brick?
24:11 Who were the nobles?
24:12 When did G-d say this?
What does “be there” mean?
How were the 613 commandments given?
How do we know which of the 613 commandments are associated with each particular commandment of the Ten Commandments?
24:14 Who was Hur?
What does “whoever has words” mean?
24:16 What does this six day period teach us?
24:18 What does this verse have to do with the Sea of Reeds?